Giving Amazon the key to your house: unintended consequences
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Why in-home listening devices are scary-bad. (Recommended by a pro-technology web site, even.)
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
A provocative article about the displacement of workers by intelligent machines appeared in Mother Jones
Here's the cover photo:
Thursday, August 9, 2012
I bought a $7 flash drive recently that holds 8GB. It's tiny. Curious, I did some calculations. If my arithmetic is correct, that 8GB is equivalent to almost 6000 3.5 inch floppy drives, which would fill a cube 5ft on a side. So by dollar per GB it's about 1000 times cheaper. 3.5 inch disk sales peaked in 2002 at 14 million. So only ten years later, and we have 8GB flash drives.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Who really benefits from putting high-tech gadgets in classrooms?